Sep 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
, democrats hope to draw a sharp contrast with republicans. but tonight, first lady michelle obama will try to get her party back on message after they bungled a very simple question. susan mcginnis is at the convention center this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, good morning, terrell. yeah, michelle obama was here yesterday doing an informal rehearsal, a warm-up for tonight, when she will address millions of americans, and democrats hope, help convince them that they are better off than four years ago. the stage has been built, the party platform released, and democrats are ready to kick off their 2012 convention. >> this has been such a historic time, i couldn't imagine not coming. >> reporter: but as the festivities begin, republicans won't let go of the question, are americans better off than they were four years ago? >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> reporter: the obama team opened the door to the attacks when some, including maryland governor martin o'malley, had trouble answering the quest
Sep 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic nags allege convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he moes what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elect premiere is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, septemb
Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. >> he then turned his sights to mitt romney and paul ryan. >> he summed up republican arguments against president obama this way. >> we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough. so far he put us back in. >> he said romney's plan to cut the deficit with a $5 trillion tax cut doesn't add up. >> it's arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> president clinton's speech electrified the crowd. >> he was absolutely bill clinton. >> crews were supposed to be breaking down this stage and setting up at the outdoor bank of america stadium but the threat of severe weather forced convention organizers to hold president obama's acceptance speech here. >> oh, my god, you don't know how many disappointed people there are. >> the change of venue means thousands won't be able to attend. >> that is a shame. a lot of people came a long way to see him speak. that's the weather. >> as the president prepares for his speech, there'
Sep 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
julep cup as well. >> reporter: handwritten card, congratulations on the wedding. michelle and i wish you a great life together. barack obama. >> i think i was in shock for a while. >> reporter: a surprise of presidential proportions seven days before her wedding. you can enrage her and her groom. >> i was ready to be, for sure but things played out perfectly. we couldn't have asked for a better ending. >> reporter: their ceremony in their barn and a night cap. >> i used the cup the first night to make a mint julep. just because that's what it's for. >> reporter: it's what you do when you get a silver setting for a wedding. >> from the president. >> there you go. it all worked out. who knew. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" more on the fbi agents in libya, john miller details what they are planning to find out in the aftermath of last week's consulate attack plus a look at the replacement referees in the nfl. will their performance hurt football in the end. live interview with oprah winfrey. that and more a little later on cbs "this morning." for now that will do